‘Hanhwa laughs again’ Hwang Jun-seo, a left-hander who has already completed 150km… Leading Jangchung High School to the quarterfinals with overwhelming pitching
Hwang Jun-seo of Jangchung High School led the team to the quarterfinals with an overwhelming pitch and calm game management.
In the round of 16 of the 3rd E-Mart Cup National High School Baseball Championship held on the 4th at Mokdong Baseball Stadium in Seoul, Jangchung High School beat Gwangju Jinheung High School 13-6 to advance to the quarterfinals.
Hwang Jun-seo, the ace of Jangchung High메이저사이트 School, took the mound as the team’s third pitcher with one out and first base in the top of the 4th inning when the team was trailing 3-5. Hwang Jun-seo, who struck out the first batter on three pitches, also struck out the second batter on a swing after five pitches, ending the inning neatly.
Hwang Jun-seo, who continued to pitch until the 8th inning, showed a pitching content that was close to perfection: 1 hit, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 1 run. He put in 39 of 56 total pitches for strikes. On this day, Hwang Jun-seo’s highest fastball speed was 150 km. The minimum restraint is 140 km, which came out in a situation where the game was tilted in the 7th inning.
While Hwang Jun-seo kept the mound, Jang Chung-go scored 1 point in the 4th inning, 5 points in the 5th inning, and 1 point in the 6th inning, turning the game around to 10-5 at once. Afterwards, Jinheung High School caught up with one point, but Jangchung High School, who scored an additional 3 points at the end of the 8th inning, won a cold game.
Hwang Jun-seo is a left-handed pitcher who is considered the best high school player this year along with Masan Yongma High’s right-handed fastball pitcher Jang Hyeon-seok. He is a pitcher whose strengths are his strong physical condition of 187 cm tall and weight of 80 kg, his fast ball of 150 km, stable control and excellent game management skills.
In front of the Hanwha Eagles, who acquired right-hander Kim Seo-hyun, the biggest high school player last year, right-handed fastball pitcher Jang Hyeon-seok and left-handed fireballer who are said to be brought from hell also appeared. It is the Hanwha Eagles who have no choice but to fall into happy troubles.
Hwang Jun-seo pitched in 12 games last year when he was a sophomore and posted an outstanding ERA of 1.84. In 44 innings he pitched, he gave up 37 hits and 12 walks, while striking out a whopping 44 of them.
He was the only pitcher in his second year of high school to be selected for the U-18 Baseball World Cup youth team, and started against Taiwan and pitched 5 scoreless innings.
Hwang Jun-seo has already won 3 wins in this tournament, her first national tournament this year as a junior. Scoreless in 2 innings in the 2nd round against Yale Meditech. Following 5 scoreless innings in the round of 32 against Gongju High School, he led the victory by pitching 4⅔ innings in the round of 16 that day.